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Today’s workforce is more mobile than ever, with mobile, mobile, and remote devices becoming the norm in many work environments. IT professionals are in high demand because of the increased demand for networks and the support teams that provide them. Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless), is designed to give learners the skills and knowledge necessary to configure, monitor, and support wireless technology.
Cisco Certified Networking Associate Wireless CCNA Wireless The Cisco Certified Networking Associate Wireless CCNA Wireless certification validates a learner’s knowledge of Radio Frequency and 802.11 technology basics, as well as installing, configuring and monitoring and basic troubleshooting.
Two exams are required to earn the CCNA Wireless certification.
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TrainingCisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100 -105*
Cisco CCNA Wireless 200-355 WIFUND
*Please note that learners who have received the CCNA Routing & Switching certification are eligible for one exam (Cisco CCNA Wireless 200-355 WIFUND) to earn their CCNA Wireless certification.
The CCNA Wireless certification can be considered an entry-level certificate. To be successful, learners should have at least 1-2 years’ experience with Cisco products, and an understanding of virtualization, including VMware.
Exam DetailsThe CCNA Wireless exam consists of two exams. These are detailed below.
CCENT/ICND1 100–105 Exam time: 90 minutesNumber questions: 45–55 questionsPassing Score: Cisco does not publish passing scores for its exams. Types of questions: Multiple choice/single answers; Drag-and-drop; Fill-in the-blank, Simulation; Testlet and Simlet. ** Learn more about exam fees at Pearson VUEExam topics Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part I (ICND1) (free resource).
200-355 WIFUNDTime allotted to exam: 90 minutesNumber questions: 60-70 QuestionsPassing score: Cisco doesn’t publish the passing score for its exams. Types of questions: Multiple choice/single answers; Multiple choice/multiple answers; Drag-and-drop; Fill-inthe-blank, Simulation; Testlet and Simlet. Exam registration: Pearson VUE. ** Learn more about exam fees at Pearson VUE. Topics: Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (205-255) (free resources)
RecertificationCisco’s Associate-level certifications, including CCNA Wireless, are valid for three years from the date of certification. Recertifying learners can be done by passing any Cisco 642-XXX, 300-XXX, or CCIE practical exam.
The Next StepMany learners who have earned their CCNA Wireless certification opt to continue their career in wireless specializations within Cisco. Many will opt to take the CCNP Wireless certification. It consists of four exams.
642-732 CUWSS – Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey
642-742 IUWVN – Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks
642-747 IUWMS – Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services
642-737 IAUWS – Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security
Some learners may choose to diversify the skills and certifications they have with wireless-related certifications. Many learners choose:
CWTS – Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (only one exam: CWTSPW0-071).
CWNA – Certified Wireless Network Administrator (only one exam: CWNA-106)
JNCIS-WLAN Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Wireless Network (only one exam: JN0-380).